Lin Manuel Miranda honored by National Puerto Rican Museum of Art and Culture

Lin-Manuel … Puerto Rican pride!!

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The Broadway sensation “Hamilton” opens in Chicago later this month, but the creator of the musical was in Chicago Thursday night to accept an award.

CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross was at the National Puerto Rican Museum of Art and Culture for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s latest honor.

Miranda was one of two honorees receiving the National Puerto Rican Ceiba Award, named after the ceiba tree whose roots run deep.

“I’m humbled beyond humbled beyond Humboldt Park,” Miranda joked, referring to the museum’s home base.

The musical “Hamilton” is the story of an orphaned Caribbean outsider who, through determination and ambition, becomes George Washington’s right-hand man, eventually shaping  the U.S. as we know it.

“Lin-Manuel is a star, an American star. But for the Puerto Rican community, he’s a very, very special person,” says Congressman Luis Gutierrez, who attended Thursday’s event.

The hip hop-influenced musical won 11 Tonys, a Grammy and a Pulitzer. The first…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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